|Damon Lopez-O'Dwyer, Director of Tennis|
Damon Lopez-O'Dwyer is the Head Pro and Director of Tennis at Triangle Tennis Club. He has been with Hamptons Tennis Company for over 20 years and has vast experience teaching players of all ages and abilities. Damon played college tennis for Hamilton College, a member of the NESCAC conference, where he was captain of the team. Damon has worked at top tennis clubs all over New York and in the UK at the Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club in England.
Since 2005 Damon has been the Head Coach of the boys Varsity Tennis team at the Trinity School in New York––a team that has won four consecutive Ivy League titles and in 2016 won the Mayor’s Cup as the top team in the city. Damon has worked with Division I and top Division III recruits, sending players in recent years to play for college programs at Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University and Williams College. Damon spends his offseason as a freelance writer and has published articles in Inside Tennis Magazine.
|Ron Ristroph, Head Pro|
Ron Ristroph is pleased to be back at Triangle Tennis Club for his twentieth summer season in Southampton. Ron is a full-time tennis pro, and is ranked nationally as well as in California. As the former Director of Tennis at the Hotel Twin Dolphin and as a current Pro, working with all the major hotels and resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico during the winter months, Ron has made tennis possible and more enjoyable for hundreds of people over the years. Unlike many tennis instructors, Ron came to tennis later in life and is able to share his passion by accelerating instruction so that people, regardless of their age and playing level, can improve their game in the shortest amount of time and use the right technique. He has helped philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Andy Summers of the Police to name just a few. The best part of teaching for Ron is helping people enjoy the game of tennis more and to witness the joy they experience when realizing their potential.
|Felipe Ribeiro Frattini, Tour Pro|
Felipe is from Sao Paulo, Brazil and has played competitive tennis for the last 15 years. As a player, he was ranked top 10 in the state of Sao Paulo in 12's, 14's 16's and 18's. In 2010, when he was only 17 years old, he won two ATP points and was ranked 1372 in the world. Subsequently, Felipe was recruited to play Division 1 tennis for the University of New Mexico. After two years he transferred and played for West Florida University where, with the team, he won the National Title. Felipe had the best record in the school’s history of 33-0.
Felipe has been teaching for the past 4 years working mainly with young kids and high level junior tennis players. Felipe was also the assistant coach for the University of West Florida when they won a conference and a regional title.
“I am a person who loves tennis and I consider myself very devoted to it. Since I was really young, I’ve enjoyed being in a tennis environment and today is no different. What I love the most about being a coach is that I have the chance to give back to the game of tennis. Also, I really enjoy the fact that I can make a difference in people's life; I have the chance to teach them and provide a good/fun experience with tennis.” - Felipe Frattini
|Maria Paula Coyos, Staff Pro|
Paula was born in Tucuman, Argentina and has been playing tennis for more than 10 years. She started playing competitive tennis when she was 13 and was ranked top 3 in the province of Tucuman in 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's. She was also ranked in the top 15 in Argentina in 14's and 16's. She played ITF tournaments in South America. She played for Seward County Community College where she was a runner-up in two National Championships for doubles and third place for singles. Paula also won three Regional Championships in doubles and was a runner-up in singles. Paula worked as a tennis coach in Argentina for 3 summers, coaching players of different levels and ages. She is returning to Triangle for her second year.
|Eduardo Cabrera, Tennis Pro|
Eduardo Cabrera was born in Bogota, Colombia and started playing tennis at 11 years old. Growing up he competed in ITF juniors, interclub’s and ATP futures. Eduardo was ranked #9 in singles in Colombia and #2 in doubles. He also represented the National Junior Tennis Team from Colombia.
Eduardo has trained and sparred with ATP players and ITF junior athletes such as Key Nishikori, current number 6 in the world, Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla, Maria Shiskina, Xavier Malisse and more. He was also a coach at Condominio Campestre el Penon in Colombia and assistant coach at the Julian Alonso Academy at Bradenton Florida.
Currently Eduardo is attending and playing at Dalton State College and is ranked #4 in the country in NAIA and is the #3 singles players for the team. He is majoring in Business Administration. Eduardo enjoys playing tennis and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with everyone at Triangle Tennis Club.